Class Notes Extras

Why I Give

“The debate program made me more confident and prepared me well for the legal profession.” — Bill House (BBA ’67, JD ’69) on why he created an endowment to support the UGA Debate Team. The scholarship is named in memory of …

Go Dogs! Baconize ’em

Brian E.S. Jones (ABJ ’02) of Burbank, Calif., created “Space Bacon Bulldog,” a game available in Apple’s App Store. Players control a bacon-shooting bulldog that takes out jean-shorts wearing ’gators, yellow jackets, flying tigers and other rivals. Jones also created the …

Claude Walton McBride, 1932-2013

Claude Walton McBride Sr. (ABJ ’55), an unofficial chaplain of the UGA football team and former associate director of the Office of Alumni Relations, died in August at the age of 81. Just out of UGA, McBride helped the Columbus Ledger …

Dream weaver

Weaver Bonnie Montgomery (MFA ’81) reached a milestone in May—she completed her 900th rug. It took 32 years to get to number 900, which required 30 yards of fabric and 37 hours of labor. Montgomery’s rugs and additional items like placemats …

Isner looms large

2013 was a big year for pro tennis player John Isner (M ’07). In April he won the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship (above), his sixth title. Three months later he won the BB&T Atlanta Open and appeared—naked—in ESPN The Magazine’s …

Honorary Dawg

Charlie Peterson is not a UGA grad—he’s a lifelong fan of the Crimson Tide—but for one day in May, he became a diehard Bulldog. Peterson, warden of the North Georgia Detention Center in Gainesville, made a deal with his employees. If …

New Books

Humans of New York St. Martin’s Press (2013) By Brandon Stanton (AB ’08) Based on the blog with more than a million loyal fans, this beautiful, heartfelt and funny collection of photographs and stories captures the spirit of the iconic American …

Law alum to head state economic development office

Chris Carr (BBA ’95, JD ’99), former chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, was selected by Gov. Nathan Deal to become commissioner of the state Department of Economic Development. Carr Carr replaces Chris Cummiskey (BBA ’96), who joined Southern …